Queues greet holidaymakers at airports

Tens of thousands of Australians are flocking to airports across the country for a getaway about the Queen’s Birthday prolonged weekend, sparking long queues and flight delays.

Melbourne Airport is bracing for its busiest commuter working day considering the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic hit, with much more than 95,000 travellers anticipated to travel by means of on Friday.

There were being extended lines to look at in for Virgin flights early on Friday early morning, with many routes cancelled or delayed.

Travellers have been warned to prepare in advance and arrive early as terminals are probable to be occupied throughout the day.

“We’re advising passengers to get there concerning a single and two several hours ahead of a domestic flight and two to 3 hrs in advance of intercontinental flights to permit plenty of time for test-in and to distinct protection,” a Melbourne Airport spokesman stated.

Long queues have also fashioned at Sydney Airport, with 80,000 travellers expected to journey on far more than 700 flights scheduled to get there and depart on Friday.

Personnel shortages exacerbated by COVID-19 isolation guidelines led to chaos at airports together with Sydney in the guide up to Easter in April.

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